National Archives of Australia
E460 1983/471 Indiana Station
Employment and general welfare of Aboriginals - Indiana Station 1953
Copyright Paul Mackett 2022
NB From Station Inspection Report 12. 8.1953.
The station is 190 miles east of Alice Springs.
Gloomy Djagamara, Station hand
Tommy Tanami Djabaldjari, Station hand
Tomlin Djabangardi, Stockman
Tom Djabangardi, Stockman
Luke Djagamara, Stockman
Larry Djagamara, Station hand
Allen Djabaldjari, Station hand
Leo Djabaldjari, Stockman
Dickie Djabaldjari, Stockman
Paddy Young Djabaldjari, Station hand
These natives were obtained from Yuendumu on the 22 June 1952,
and their employment commences from that date.
Census - Part Aboriginals
Census - Aboriginals (Wailbri Tribe)
Working Natives - Single
Tomlin Djabangardi, 25 yrs
Tom Djabangardi, 24 yrs
Luke Djagamara, 25 yrs
Larry Djagamara, 30 yrs
Allen Djabaldjari, 25 yrs
Les Djabaldjari, 25 yrs
Dickie Djabaldjari, 17 yrs
Paddy Young Djabaldjari, 28 yrs
Working Natives - Married
Gloomy Djagamara, 38 yrs
Nora Nabaldjari, 17 yrs
Tommy Tanami Djabaldjari, 37 yrs
Dolly Nangala, 35 yrs
Letter dated June 9, 1959 from The Department of Native Welfare Derby W.A. to the Director Darwin
During December 1959 these natives travelled to Indiana Station via Alice Springs
from Beagle Bay Mission for employment. Please check on them.
Letter dated August 21, 1959 from Director of Welfare N.T. to the Chief Welfare Officer
Billy Weedon, Joseph Dann, Billy Cooper and Alphonse Fabian were interviewed at Harts Range.
All in good health and satisfied with current working conditions. Will be returning to
Beagle Bay Mission before December, probably leaving Indiana Station late in November 1959.